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Clemente & Mason-Griffin Earn Menís Basketball Weekly Honors
February 08, 2010
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Denis Clemente (Kansas State) and Tommy Mason-Griffin (Oklahoma) have been selected as the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player and Rookie of the Week for games of Feb. 1-7 in voting by a panel of media covering the Conference.  Clemente garners his second career honor, while Mason-Griffin is chosen top rookie for the second straight week. 

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Denis Clemente, Kansas State, G, Sr., 6-1, 180, Bayamon, Puerto Rico/Calusa Prep [Fla.]
Clemente averaged 26.5 points and 4.0 assists as Kansas State recorded road victories at Nebraska (76-57) and Iowa State (79-75).  The senior guard started play with a 23-point effort versus the Huskers, connecting on 7-of-14 shots from the floor.  He then followed with his third career 30-point performance by scoring 30 points on 9-of-18 shooting against the Cyclones.  For the week, he hit 50 percent (16-of-32) of his shots from the floor, including 64.7 percent (11-of-17) from 3-point range.  He also totaled seven rebounds and averaged 36.0 minutes.  Clemente is tied for fourth in the Big 12 in 3-point field goals made (51) this season.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Tommy Mason-Griffin, Oklahoma, G, Fr., 5-11, 203, Houston, Texas/James Madison
Mason-Griffin recorded 24 points, five rebounds and four assists in the Sooners’ 80-71 upset of No. 9 Texas on Saturday.  The freshman guard was 6-of-12 (.500) from the floor, including 5-of-7 (.714) from beyond the arc.   He also connected on 7-of-9 (.778) from the free throw line, while adding five rebounds and four assists in 39 minutes.  In Big 12 play, Mason-Griffin is averaging a team-high 18.3 points and shooting a Big 12-best 51.9 percent from 3-point territory.  Over the last five outings, he is averaging 23.6 points and 4.0 assists, while hitting at a .543 clip on his 3-pointers. 

 

2009-10 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Weekly Awards

  Player Rookie
Nov. 16 LaceDarius Dunn, Baylor, G, Jr. David Tairu, Texas Tech, G, Jr.
Nov. 23    
Craig Brackins, Iowa State, F, Jr. Marquis Gilstrap, Iowa State, F, Sr.    
Nov. 30 Damion James, Texas, G/F, Sr. Ekpe Udoh, Baylor, F, Jr.
Dec. 7 John Roberson, Texas Tech, G, Jr.    
Xavier Henry, Kansas, G, Fr.
Dec. 14 Jacob Pullen, Kansas State, G, Jr. Xavier Henry, Kansas, G, Fr.
Dec. 21 Dexter Pittman, Texas, C, Sr.     Marquis Gilstrap, Iowa State, F, Sr.
Dec. 28 Kim English, Missouri, G, So. Michael Dixon, Missouri, G, Fr.
Jan. 4
LaceDarius Dunn, Baylor, G, Jr. Ekpe Udoh, Baylor, F, Jr.

Cole Aldrich, Kansas, C, Jr.
Marquis Gilstrap, Iowa State, F, Sr.    
Jan. 11
Ekpe Udoh, Baylor, F, Jr. Avery Bradley, Texas, G, Fr.
Jan. 18 Damion James, Texas, G/F, Sr. Marcus Relphorde, Colorado, G, Jr.
    Marquis Gilstrap, Iowa State, F, Sr.
Jan. 25 James Anderson, Oklahoma State, G, Jr. Marquis Gilstrap, Iowa State, F, Sr.
Feb. 1 Cole Aldrich, Kansas, C, Jr. Tommy Mason-Griffin, Oklahoma, G, Fr.
Feb. 8 Denis Clemente, Kansas State, G, Sr. Tommy Mason-Griffin, Oklahoma, G, Fr.

 

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